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    Edena, what are attack and defense scores for City of The Gods?
    And out of it the world was made. For Darkness alone is worshipful, and the Lord thereof (Melkor) may yet make other worlds to be gifts to those that serve him, so that the increase of their power shall find no end"

    Sauron to Ar-Pharazon, Silmarillion.

 

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    To Forrester and Maudlin, who just received the Bad News, and to everyone else who soon will, I have a new treat for you.
    My treats, you do not want, but here it is, whether you want it or not.

    Rhialto states:

    By the way, no reason to steal from the Shade--we've just become allies.
    Also, we're dumping the Blood around like there's no tomorrow--spoiling enemy crop lands, evaporating
    slums... you get the idea.

    - - -

    So, with the Shade and the Black Brotherhood working together, the Red Goo is being spread rapidly, dumped into major lakes, dumped into rivers, dumped over prime cropland, dumped into cities, dumped everywhere.
    And everywhere it is dumped, it produces more of itself, and more, creating new ponds and even lakes of Red Goo as the ground dissolves.
    The fumes from all these pools rises into the heavens, and fills the air with it's pungent smell.
    All over Oerth, people become elated, or sick, or manifest strange behavior.

    The fumes continue to build, and a reddish halo appears around the sun over many parts of the Flanaess.

    Where the sunlight comes through that reddish haze, crops become blighted, fungus and mold growing on them.
    A great part of the summer crop of the Flanaess was just ruined irrevocably.
    Where the sunlight touches the trees, the leaves become spotted, some of them turning yellow, some wilting and drooping.
    A distant smell of rot comes along the breeze.
    Lakes cloud, the water tasting awful, making those who drink it feel lousy.

    The reddish light tinges the clouds with scarlet, turns the sky purplish, throws a fatal vermillion upon the cities of the Flanaess.

    Where people stand exposed to the reddish light, they feel it keenly.
    It is unpleasant.
    Long exposures cause rashes, sores, and very long exposures cause boils and bleeding.

    This ill effect in the atmosphere is spreading far and wide, as the Shade and the Black Brotherhood spread the goo without control.

    10th level magic will stop the reddish haze from spreading into new lands, where there are no pools or lakes of goo.
    10th level magic can be used, slowly and painfully, to erase the pools of goo and lessen the sickness.
    But the Shade and Black Brotherhood are spreading the illness far faster than any 10th level magic can halt it.

    Meanwhile, the Shade Poisoning of Oerth continues to deepen.
    The Nyr Dyv and Wolly Bay are now completely dead.
    Travel over them by ship is impossible, because the water has turned into a yucky grey mud-like substance.
    The illness deepens in the lands around the Nyr Dyv and Wolly Bay, spreading to all of the Pomarj, spreading through all of the County of Urnst, spreading northward through the Shieldlands and clear up to Riftcrag in the north.
    It spreads westward into southeastern Furyondy and as far west as the Kron Hills.
    Everywhere, trees wilt and their leaves turn grey.
    The fields rot, crops failed, a greyish sheen covering crops and meadows.
    Birds fall out of the sky, animals wander out to die in the grey meadows.
    Rivers turn dark, their sound muted, and drinking from them becomes deadly.

    - - -

    Vecna, seeing this, smiles.
    He will watch the world die, and then resurrect it in his own image.
    But first, he will destroy the only hope that Oerth has of survival.
    He will destroy the only people with any hope of gaining 11th level magic in time to stop the spread of the illness, and reverse it.
    He will unleash the City of the Gods on the Torilians, and watch them be destroyed.

    Vecna (who hopefully sets a new definition of the word EVIL) smiles, and speaks:

    Revenge IS a dish best served cold.
    Revenge, is mine.

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    Unless it is a Template, or a modification of a Template, do not e-mail me.
    If it is REALLY IMPORTANT, e-mail me about something else, but please make sure it is important.

    Turn 4 is imminent, and I must be free to set up the War Room as per your instructions.

    Forrester, I URGE you to immediately post, on this board, what is happening in the substrata of rock of the Flanaess, and the analogy I drew to RL.
    Tell them everything.
    Let everyone know, here on the boards, what is happening.

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    Re: An answer to the Wanderer

    Acererak responds.

    Originally posted by Spoof
    Ah, so this was the candle that set fire to the barn among you was it. Well had any of you ever even considered that what happened upon Toril was while tragic in some cases were also wonderful in others? No, you all just believed what was shown you like sheep, without the ability to think or reason for yourselves.

    Ah, thus speaketh the victor. I'm sure the millions of slaughtered elves draw immense comfort from your improved quality of life, wingboy.

    I was quite content at accepting the Wanderer's message for what it was, up until the point where it started coming true on our world as well.

    What are you doing here? Have you come to pacify us, manu militari? Whip the underlings until morale improves? What we have seen of your enlightened path has not impressed us. It is feeble doctrine and blind despotism. Leave.

    But before any of you decide that this one act makes Forrester Evil, do you know why it was done? The Elves in the belief that they were superior to all the other races decided that they and they alone would dictate to the other races what they could do. But when the other races would not listed to them then they unleashed Magic such as you have never seen before, which destroyed millions of people across the world, from the old to the unborn child.


    Ha! I couldn't have phrased it better myself. He sends images of Forrester :

    "And yes, I decide who lives, and who dies. "

    "MY FORCES soiled and despoiled Evereska so that no thing could grow there for decades. MY FORCES sunk EVERMEET, great island of the elves, into the sea.

    My forces took on the combined might of High Elven Magic and the Illithid, and won. And you are correct we showed no mercy. We killed all men, women, children. Their blood dripped from our lips as we shouted to the heavens news of our victories. When another Great War came again, years later, we did the same oh, our dietary habits changed, but there was the same carnage. Millions died. But we won again. There was never any doubt. "

    "And talk no more of our relative good and evil.
    Good? Bad? Im the guy with the gun. "

    You were decribing the reasons for why their wholesale slaughter was justified, yes? I think I will watch with interest as you now ally yourself with our oppressors. I will watch with interest for all the benefactory and unselfish uses of Forrester's magic now that the shoe is on the other foot.
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    Oh yes, Melkor just e-mailed me.
    Here is what he said:

    We inform Vecna that if he doesn`t cooperate with us, his phylactery will be destroyed.

    ((It's too late. Vecna will awaken the City of the Gods before you can destroy the phylactery, and after that he doesn't care.))


    Also Shade agents have fully joined with Black Brotherhood, to awake Tharidizun and bring doom to Oerth. We also help them to strenghten The Blood Waste. We also prepare escape routes to Deep Shadow Plane, and slowly start to evacuate our infrastructure there.

    - - -

    For you information, folks, the Shade are summoning huge numbers of demons.
    They are attempting to bring Jubilex, Demogorgon, and the other Princes of the Demons to Oerth.

    And these might just come, too.
    They like the Flesh Eating Disease that is attacking Oerth.
    The like the Sun-Withering that is afflicting Oerth.
    They like the Shade Poisoning.
    They like the Red Goo, with which they can create fearsome monsters and armor that makes them invincible.
    They like Vecna and his attitude.
    They want to see the slaughter Vecna is about to initiate, via the City of the Gods.

    The Cult of Tharizdun is arising in it's might.
    Summoning all the minions of Ghaunadaur, the minions of the other Elder Elemental Gods of Evil, summoning more demons.
    Tharizdun is using his great power to bring them.
    Tharizdun is using his great power to enhance the Shade Poisoning, the Blood Goo, the Sun-Withering, and everything else evil that is happening.

    Oh yes, I forgot. You are just discovering that Acererak is trying to achieve something called Apotheosis.
    If he succeeds, he will gain control of ALL the undead - good or evil - in the World of Oerth, and he will become more powerful in PL terms than Vecna is currently.
    And he is well on his way to succeeding.

    Did someone think that the Good Side was winning this IR?
    Somebody, had better rethink their thinking, in a real hurry.
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    Red Goo of Doom

    This is what I have learned from my experiments with the substance . . .

    I think we are in trouble.

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    Since you are asking so many questions, you discover a minor little fact,
    Forrester.
    Just a minor little fact.
    Do you know what Flesh-Eating Disease is? IRL? It starts with an infection,
    then it spreads underneath the skin.
    The skin itself is not affected, but underneath the skin, the subcutaneous
    layer of flesh between skin and muscle becomes infected, then dies and rots, at
    an astounding pace.
    The effects are most pronounced, often, in the hands and feet. Once the
    subcutaneous layer of flesh is destroyed, the skin dies, and flakes off.
    The underlying muscle and bone then dies. It leaves people with hands and
    feet that are blackened and dead (look mom, no skin!)

    Well, guess what? The battle caused a deep wound in Oerth.
    The goo, is the infection from that wound.
    And it is spreading, underneath the surface of the Flanaess, through the rock
    strata that underlies the topsoil and surface rock.
    It is spreading at a good clip - on the order of 100 miles per Turn.
    It is spreading far faster than that in some cases, and new infections of the
    rock strata are occurring in isolated places all over the Flanaess.
    What do you think is going to happen next?

    You can stop this infection with 11th level magic. 11th level magic will
    cure it.
    However, you must obtain 11th level magic to cure it, and you don't have that
    magic right now.

    Vecna knows. Vecna knows exactly what is happening.
    Vecna intends to destroy you, regardless of that. And if the world rots, so
    be it.
    He will rebuild Oerth in his own image.
    He is glad, in fact, to destroy you and end any hope Oerth had of obtaining
    11th level magic, and saving itself.
    Vecna is REALLY, REALLY EVIL, and it shows.

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    Oh, good.
    Melkor has to take a vacation, and he is leaving Yours Truly in charge of the Shade.

    (evil grin)

    I will take charge of the Shade.
    And I do believe everyone knows what I will do with them.

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    Re: Re: An answer to the Wanderer

    Originally posted by Maudlin
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    You were decribing the reasons for why their wholesale slaughter was justified, yes? I think I will watch with interest as you now ally yourself with our oppressors. I will watch with interest for all the benefactory and unselfish uses of Forrester's magic now that the shoe is on the other foot. [/B]
    Let's see. So far, I've "oppressed" the people of Oerth by:

    1) Helping destroy Vecna's armies, who were attacking without provocation

    2) Saving Bissel from an attack by robots

    3) Saving some of those in Irongate by making Acererak back down from eating all of them.

    Yeah, I'm a real bastard .

    We're going to need 11th level magic to heal Oerth, people. The fastest way is to help me get 11th level magic, as I've got the biggest headstart. But it's not a huge one, given how expensive 11th level magic is to get -- the other solution . . . well, you know what that is. It's got the letters 'O', 'A', 'U', and 'C' in it.

    Forrester

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    EDENA -- I guess this isn't much of an Interlude if people can just start dumping Red Goo into lakes and rivers all over the place.

    I think it is safe to say that MY forces, KALANYR's forces, and the ANGEL's forces will blow up any and all people who try to do such things.

    I and Kalanyr have 10th level magic . . . we can scry for those who are carrying goo around near waterways. They'll be introduced to some wide varieties of pain.

    I'll also use 10th level magic (and I'm guessing that Kalanyr will as well, though he can say otherwise) to stop the spread of the Goo as much as possible.

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    Re: Re: Re: An answer to the Wanderer

    Originally posted by Forrester
    Yeah, I'm a real bastard .
    I never let facts get in the way of a good monologue

    Meanwhile, faced with poisonous crops and a hostile sun, a great transformation is set in motion on the Tilvanot peninsula and the jungles of Hepmonaland. All subjects are queuing up to undergo The Becoming. A ritual, administered by the necromancers of the Black Academy to leave behind their mortal frailties and hindrances (such as food ), and be reborn into a higher state of life, that of Unlife.

    Henceforth, the united people will be known as the Children of the Apotheosis! They recluse themselves from all matters of the world, to wait out the tide of this global illness.

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